Author Academy Courses

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Virtual Romance Booklover Event for authors and book enthusiasts

Featured courses

 The Academy courses are designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in preparing you to be successful as an author.

One-on-one Consultation

Do you need help moving in the right direction? We’ve got a large network of experts ready to help.  Whether you need help in book blurbs, plot brainstorming, newsletter help, website consults, marketing, and more.  Know that you have help at the Academy and you don’t’ have to do this alone.

$ 99

Market Write Now Mastermind

Your opportunities are directly related to your network.  These meetings are for serious authors who see themselves as a small business.  We’ll talk strategy, book covers, websites, marketing, editing, revenue and more.  Get personal advice for your brand from a forum of authors and experts.


Why Academy Classes?

We here at the Academy care about your goals and dreams, and we are here to help you succeed in reaching them. You only have 24 hours in a day, and everyday life can get challenging, and this means you need to stop guessing at book publishing and get it right today.


We’re developing courses based on what authors and aspiring authors told us they needed most.

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Author Writing Class

30-Day Story Challenge

Write a book. Get modules, mentors, accountability coach, Live Q&A Sessions, a supportive community, and review and feedback of your work.

Get an Author Coach (Courses)

One-on-One VIP Coach

Are you looking for the VIP treatment?  Then weekly one-on-one VIP coaching is for you.  Get a guided tour through publishing and jump start your career.

About your Accountability Coach

Hi, I'm Bonita Thornton, Your Accountability Mentor.

You need a cheerleader from start to finish.  And because your life sometimes gets in the way of your goals, I will be checking in with you to encourage you to stay on track to meet your objectives.  My collaboration with the Academy includes setting up one-on-one meetings with other specialists and mentors to get assistance as needed.  And because I lead the Diverse Writers and Readers International, Inc. that also manages the RSJ Convention and STCC Book Club, you never know what magic I can make happen for you.

Success Blossoms / SB Web Support
Harlequin Books
Entangled Publishing
Diverse Writers and Readers International

What Authors & Artists Are saying

Ms. Thornton is one of my mentors, and she has been very supportive in helping me finish my book. I truly appreciate that she is available to brainstorm with me and is a sounding board to talk through any roadblocks in developing my stories.
Roe Braddy
Author and Playwright
Karol, you are a lifesaver! Thank you for helping me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your expert web design skills and patient social media training have helped me realize some significant goals. I could not have done it without you. You create a comfortable space for me to ask questions and to learn. I have come a long way in understanding and working with the new technologies, thanks to you. I know I still have a way to go, but I'm much more confident that I can get there. It's all because of your expertise and your belief in me. I am deeply appreciative.
Charlotte Forté-Parnell, Ed.D
I recently had a consultation with Karol regarding the cover for my upcoming book. Karol is amazing and has a wonderful eye for details. She also took the time to research the genre to assure my cover fit into the look, yet maintain a unique and eye-catching quality to the overall finished product. This will be the second book in my series and Karol had excellent suggestions for updating the cover of the first book so it fits with the new branding I created for the series. Her suggestions helped define my vision for the cover enabling me to give the cover artist that supports my brand a clear definition of what I'm looking for in the final product. Karol's input was valuable and I know that I will be pleased with the final product! What can I say but Karol ROCKS!
Author Saharra Sandhu
Saharra Sandhu